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  Words related to neutralize

Related / Similar Words: neutralise, nullify, negate, liquidate, waste, knock off, do in, counteract, countervail, counterbalance

 

Definition:
  • make chemically neutral; "She neutralized the solution";
  • make ineffective by counterbalancing the effect of; "Her optimism neutralizes his gloom"; "This action will negate the effect of my efforts";
  • make incapable of military action;
  • get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized";
  • make politically neutral and thus inoffensive; "The treaty neutralized the small republic";
  • oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues";

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    Hyponyms: co-opt, override

     

    Derivational Morphology: neutralization, neutralisation, neutralization reaction, neutralisation reaction, nullification, override, counteraction, elimination, liquidation, murderer, liquidator, manslayer, counterbalance, offset

     

    Anagrams: naturalize

     

     
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